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Title

A Humument

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Creation Date

1987

Description

367 pages : color illus. ; 18 cm. "After its first publication in book form in 1980, 'A Humument' rapidly became a cult classic. This new revised edition incorporates over fifty entirely new pages."--inside front cover. Gift of the RISD Museum. "A Humument has been a work in progress since 1966 when artist Tom Phillips set himself a task: to find a second-hand book for threepence and alter every page by painting, collage and cut-up techniques to create an entirely new version. The book he found was an 1892 Victorian obscurity A Human Document by W.H. Mallock and Phillips transformed it into A Humument. The first version was printed by the Tetrad press in 1973, and Phillips has continued to transform it, revise it and develop it ever since." -- Artist website (https://www.tomphillips.co.uk/humument).

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record

https://librarycat.risd.edu/record=b1055718~S4

Press

New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1987.

Rights

© New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1987.

Techniques

alteration (process and technique); collage (technique); painting and painting techniques

Materials

paper

Measurements

18 cm

A Humument

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